Eloise: You are obsessed with dinosaurs. You caught the dino bug when you watched a “spinosaurus” discovery documentary that Dada was watching. You were utterly fascinated and have been curious about dinos ever since. First your favorite dinosaur was the T-Rex but since doing some research, your new favorite is Anklyosaurus.
“a photo of Ellie, each week, every week in 2017”
Eloise: lots of Valentines parties and sweets and fun these past few weeks. You’ve enjoyed helping make little valentines for your friends and wearing lots of red. 😉
Eloise: Your first hair trim at 4.5 years old. Brushing and washing hair has always been quite the struggle and so we finally talked you into a little trim. I think you were afraid the “cutting” part would hurt, but after ward, you wanted me to trim off a little more every day. “It’s fun Mama”! You said after I finished. Your hair is still very long, but at least now its a little more manageable and no one has to suffer through brushing out tangles anymore.
Eloise: Working on Valentine’s crafts at your nature/art table. I love these simple moments with you.
“a photo of Ellie, once a week, every week, in 2017”
Eloise: We visited my parents house this week and for the first time since I can remember, the “creek” near the house I grew up in was filled with water. As a child, I played in this “creek”, catching tadpoles, finding moss and bugs and just being a kid out in nature. We took Ellie down the rocks and into the creek bed. She explored for quite awhile and it made my heart sing to see her playing in a space that I had once played as a kid.
Eloise: Every week we have a little nature school with your closest friends. I lead the group. Last week we learned about moss and lichen. We went to one of our favorite parks for exploring and found all sorts of neat specimens. I love watching you learn and explore nature. My budding naturalist!
“The 52 project, a photo once a week, every week in 2017”